The following SCA (NSW) members have nominated for positions representing their respective Chapters on the 2019 SCA (NSW) Board. Candidates will be elected at the Annual General Meeting which will be held at 4.00pm on Thursday, 25 October 2018 at the Sydney Hilton Hotel, George Street, Sydney. Only those members who are financial will be permitted to vote.
Below are the nominees for positions on the 2019 Board. Members will receive their AGM pack via email 21 days prior to the AGM. The nominees are:
Strata Manager (Licensed) Chapter
Chris Duggan is the Joint Managing Director of the Bright & Duggan Group, owner operators of strata and facilities management brands across Australia. Chris was elected President of SCA NSW in 2016 having served on the Board since 2009.
With a Land Economics degree from UTS and having worked in the development industry for 10 years with major listed property and funds management companies, Chris is sought after to partner on major developments to provide front end advisory services and complex entity solutions for clients.
Chris sits on numerous Government working groups and advisory panels for input around strata law, policy development and to provide the important strata perceptive.
A passionate advocate for the development of professionalism in strata, Chris is keen to collaborate for the betterment of the sector with industry peers to collectively lift standards, professional and ethical conduct and build consumer trust.
I have been involved in the strata industry for over 13 years. This experience has been as a supplier, as a start-up new business, mentor, growing practitioner and a Board member since 2015.
I am the owner of Irvine Strata and Your Local Strata and lead a team of 9 staff, comprising 6 strata managers and 3 support team across 3 office locations. We manage over 160 buildings in the Innerwest, South and Eastern Suburbs. The business started on a folding table in the front room our home in 2010 and has grown organically and by acquisition for the past 9 years.
Prior to starting my business, I spent 4 years with the MaxSoft Group (StrataMax) and 15 years in corporate banking at CBA and Westpac.
It has been my pleasure to serve on your Board for the past 3 years. During this time I have chaired the Strata Manager Chapter and also acted as Vice-President. The advocacy roles I have played have been representing SCA (NSW) with Fair Trading and the NSW Government on the Real Estate Reference Group (RERG), Cladding Taskforce, and Short Term Rental (STR) Reference Group.
I am re-nominating for the Board to continue the excellent work the Strata Management chapter has produced, to close out the critical elements of the RERG for licensing, cladding and STR and the pathway to professionalism through the Professional Standards Scheme.
I will continue to be an advocate for smaller operators in the strata industry.
Strata Manager (Associate) Chapter
Kirsten entered the world of strata in 2016 when she joined Australia’s largest strata services company – PICA Group – where she holds the position of Executive General Manager, People & Culture. Kirsten has more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, gained across various industries including commercial real estate, technology and pharmaceuticals coupled with a deep interest in strata gained from many years as a strata title owner and executive committee member herself. Kirsten is passionate about driving the professionalisation of the industry – both to ensure a high standard of services provided to owners such as herself, and to raise the profile of strata management as a respected and rewarding career.
Strata Services Chapter
I am the current strata, property, building and construction partner and founder of Grace Lawyers. I have been involved in the strata industry for nearly 40 years from my days at Fair Trading through to private practice as a lawyer since 1998.
I have been on the SCA (NSW) Board for a few years providing assistance in the legal and policy areas. I wish to remain on the SCA (NSW) Board for the next term in order to continue my service to all members of the industry, contribute to legislative change and assist the Board in its endeavours.
Henk has been with Andersal P/L since 1992 and its General Manager since 1999.
He has been an active member of the SCA (NSW) Services committee since 2014.
Henk is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) & Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia. His academic qualifications include Bachelor of Engineering (structural & civil) from Sydney University, and an Economics (minor in Business Law) degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
He is a specialist remedial expert and Board member of the Australian Concrete Repair Association since 2001 having also served as President from 2007-9 and again 2015-17.
Henk is also member of the NSW Master Builders Association’s Waterproofing Technical Committee.
Henk would bring a wealth of experience and practical-minded solutions to the SCA (NSW) Board position. He also has an excellent rapport with his contemporaries and others in the strata industry, particularly with many of the strata managers that Henk has dealt with in a professional capacity over the years.
Anne-Maree Paull is the Chief Customer Officer for CHU Underwriting Agencies and is an alternate director for the Strata Services Chapter on the SCA (NSW) Board.
She is passionate about the strata community and worked extensively to support it over the past seven years. This has been through her roles at CHU during the period of NSW Strata Legislative reform and membership of SCA (NSW) committees – NSW Strata Services Committee (2015); NSW Policy and Legislative Committee; NSW and National Events Committee; and Professional Standards Scheme Sub-committee.
Anne-Maree has a degree in Economics from Sydney University, majoring in accounting and law. In 2015, she completed the AICD Company Directors Course with the aim to become a qualified board member of the SCA (NSW).
She is keen to continue working as a full member of the SCA (NSW) Board and uniquely positioned to contribute to the strata community with her diverse experience and skill set. Anne-Maree believes being a strata owner, with her strong relationships in the strata management and strata services networks are invaluable to understand the needs and expectations of the SCA (NSW) membership base.
Madison Marcus is a commercial firm in the residential development space, acting for builders/developers, as well as owners corporations. This means Madison Marcus is uniquely placed to understand how to both set up and manage strata buildings.
Madison Marcus is also very active in defect advice and disputes, and balancing our expertise on both sides means Madison Marcus is best placed to understand each side’s needs and resolve disputes.
I am the Madison Marcus Strata Partner, and in 8 months our strata division is growing rapidly. I have broad experience, having previously worked for specialist strata firms, in-house with developers, in property firms of different sizes and in government.
I have specialised in strata law for the last 8 years, and have been active in strata managers’ education in that time, presenting seminars and papers on various topics and at various locations.
My feedback is that I can connect with the audience, making the topic easier to understand.
I have been a Member of SCA (NSW) for around 6 years. In my time in the strata industry, I have built a reputation for being fair, common sense and knowledgeable, and I could bring those attributes, and the ability to connect with strata managers at their level, to an SCA (NSW) Board position. That Board position would enable me to help protect the interests of strata managers and others in the strata industry, and ensure they are kept up-to-date with the latest developments, as well as helping make submissions on proposed legislative changes.
I am the Principal Director of BDW Solutions and a remedial building consultant that specialises in Building Defects and Asset Management of buildings (residential and commercial).
I wish to be elected for the position of Director because I believe that I have the necessary qualifications, experience and above all, a genuine interest in Strata related building problems. I routinely provide presentations to Strata Managers and Owners concerning Building Defects, and in my role as lecturer at UTS, I am actively involved in teaching and creating frameworks for policy changes in construction/asset management of buildings. Given the current legislative changes with regards to Building Defects, I believe that my specialist knowledge and my legal/construction qualifications will be beneficial to SCA (NSW).